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Beta-Cell Transplantation in Pre-Uremic Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00623610
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To examine whether temporary immunosuppression with ATG, tacrolimus and MMF allows prolonged survival of beta cell allografts in type 1 diabetic patients with early chronic complications of diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Procedure: islet cell grafts Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Beta-Cell Transplantation in Pre-Uremic Patients With Type 1 Diabetes
Study Start Date : September 2000
Primary Completion Date : October 2005
Study Completion Date : October 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Diabetes Type 1
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Intervention Details:
    Procedure: islet cell grafts
    Intraportal injection of an islet cell graft into the liver.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evidence of clinically relevant beta cell function. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic patients in relatively good general condition
  • non-smoker
  • body weight < 80 kg
  • C-peptide < 0.03 nmol/l (<0.09 µg/l) 6 min. after glucagon IV (1mg) (glycemia > 180 mg/dl)
  • EBV antibody positive
  • cooperative and reliable patient giving informed consent by signature; the patient should be informed in sufficient detail on the content and procedure of the protocol, indicating potential risks of intervention and of immunosuppressive therapy; the patient should also be informed that withdrawal of immunosuppressive therapy in patients with persistent plasma C-peptide positivity may result in subsequent loss of ß-cell graft function; the ß cell implant should be identified as a clinical trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  • abnormal liver function
  • HLA antibodies
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00623610

Universitair Ziekenhuis and Diabetes Research Center - Brussels Free University-VUB
Brussels, Belgium, 1090
Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology, UZ Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -KUL
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Universiteit Antwerpen
Erasme University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Bart Keymeulen, MD, PhD Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Bart Keymeulen, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00623610     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BK-Tx-04
First Posted: February 26, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2008
Last Verified: February 2008

Keywords provided by AZ-VUB:
Diabetes mellitus, type 1
pancreatic beta cell

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases